Is treatment with donor material the solution for my desire to have children?

Depending on your situation, it will be clear early on whether donor material is needed for your treatment. For other prospective parents, donor material is an avenue that they may have not considered prior to their treatment. While treatment with donor material can be a medically equivalent course of action, in some cases it may also mean abandoning the idea of a particular future and a biological child.

Our experts our here for you.

Our experts are on hand to support you with this, on the psychological, practical and financial level, to help you make an informed decision about your future and that of the future child. The psychologists at Brussels IVF are trained to assist you in this decision-making process.

I have a friend who wants to donate oocytes but we are not comfortable with known donation.

There is such a thing as ‘exchange donation’. You as a prospective parent and the donor contact our centre. The donor can donate anonymously through our centre to other prospective parent(s) on the waiting list. Unlike a conventional anonymous donor, the exchange donor does not receive an expense allowance. The cost of donation is covered by the prospective parent who has put her forward. In return, prospective parents are moved up the waiting list for oocytes from another anonymous donor.

Do you have questions about treatment with donor material? How to determine wheter anonymous or known donation is the best fit? And how do you talk about these choices later on with your future child? These are very normal concerns to have.
Do not hesitate to ask for a consultation with one of our psychologists to discover together which options you (and your partner) would like to explore.

In the case of treatment involving donor material, an interview with the psychologist may automatically be part of the procedure.